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  1. The #SCIENCE to SUPPORT #VACCINES IS CLEAR. However, sometimes, The MESSAGE to The LAY COMMUNITY IS NOT. Children and teens enjoy reading #comics: A GATEWAY to HEALTH LITERACY This why we make this mini-series. #VaccinesWork & #VaccinesSaveLives
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    FAQs about vaccination in Germany

    In Germany there was a court decision of the Bundesgerichtshof and later a law: Patienten­rechte­gesetz 2013 § 630e BGB (https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bgb/__630e.html), which stated that it was mandatory to share information regarding vaccines and vaccine safety before routine vaccination and defined the content of these information. The RKI displays the information in a format of FAQs.
  3. Opinion news article of a vaccine scientist being confronted by anti-vaxxers during his book launch. Photo: Dr. Paul A. Offit, M.D., is a professor of pediatrics and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
  4. Whether you are a government regulator, a scientist, or a health care provider, the Vaccine Safety Quarterly has relevant vaccine safety information for you. It is a newsletter for our friends, partners, and members. It highlights opinions from the world’s leading vaccine safety experts, gives you a description of new projects and stories and opinions from our members and reports on our work’s impact. It will help you stay informed and offer ways to get involved.
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    Media database on vaccination

    This database offers a current, nationwide overview of existing information materials and offers on the subject of vaccination from various providers. Commercial materials were excluded - as far as recognizable. You have the options to search for keywords or for example languages, to select for certain standard vaccinations according to age or diseases, to search for special materials for parents, doctors or other multipliers or specifically for brochures, films, radio contributions, etc.
  6. The relations between vaccine hesitancy (VH) and individual socioeconomic status (SES) vary with context and remain poorly understood. We examined associations between parental SES and VH levels and their potential mediation by two attitudinal factors: commitment to making “good” health-related decisions and trust in mainstream medicine. Vaccine refusal and delay are frequent among French parents, especially the more educated. Our results suggest that levels of commitment and trust play a key role in shaping VH. Suitable educational interventions are needed to restore trust in authorities and vaccines. Helping healthcare professionals to communicate better with vaccine-hesitant parents is also essential.
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    Patient communication resources

    MMR decision aid and Dealing with requests for vaccination exemption
  8. The Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides complete, up-to-date and reliable information about vaccines to parents and healthcare professionals.
  9. A fact sheet about how vaccines are shown to be safe, noting how all vaccines are carefully tested.
  10. Vaccination is under attack by individuals who occasionally use the legal system to oppose mandatory vaccination laws and in some cases to obtain exemptions for particular children whose parents are opposed to vaccination. During the legal proceedings, as we have witnessed, experts testifying in favor of vaccination may be challenged with references from journals of doubtful quality that oppose vaccination. To provide important references that discuss and disprove claims made against vaccines, the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has created a library of references addressing certain safety issues that may be useful as an aid and refresher to clinicians giving expert testimony on the safety of vaccines and to lawyers defending vaccination of children. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia legal library may be entered through the web address vaccine.chop.edu/safety-references. We would be grateful if you could inform your colleagues about the availability of this resource, which should be of great value for experts testifying for vaccination and for clinicians who need to convince parents about vaccine safety. Stanley A. Plotkin, MD Department of Pediatrics Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Paul A. Offit, MD Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Dorit Reiss, LLB, PhD University of California Hastings College of the Law
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    Immunization Action Coalition

    A fantastic website with lots of information about vaccines, vaccine safety and vaccine communication. Targeted audience includes general public as well as healthcare professionals. Several sections are very interesting and informative.
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    "Why Vaccines Work"

    As more and more parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children or are vaccinating them later, diseases like measles are making a comeback. Are vaccines safe? How do vaccines work? Why do some people claim there is a link between vaccines and autism? This video looks at why are people afraid of something that has saved so many lives, and look at the history and science of vaccines.
  13. Many countries and communities are dealing with groups and growing numbers of individuals who are delaying or refusing recommended vaccinations for themselves or their children. This has created a need for immunization programs to find approaches and strategies to address vaccine hesitancy. An important source of useful approaches and strategies is found in the frameworks, practices, and principles used by commercial and social marketers, many of which have been used by immunization programs.This review examines how social and commercial marketing principles and practices can be used to help address vaccine hesitancy. It provides an introduction to key marketing and social marketing concepts,identifies some of the major challenges to applying commercial and social marketing approaches to immunization programs, illustrates how immunization advocates and programs can use marketing and social marketing approaches to address vaccine hesitancy, and identifies some of the lessons that commercial and non-immunization sectors have learned that may have relevance for immunization. While the use of commercial and social marketing practices and principles does not guarantee success, the evidence, lessons learned, and applications to date indicate that they have considerable value in fostering vaccine acceptance.
  14. In March 2012, the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy was convened to define the term “vaccine hesitancy”, as well as to map the determinants of vaccine hesitancy and develop tools to measure and address the nature and scale of hesitancy in settings where it is becoming more evident.The definition of vaccine hesitancy and a matrix of determinants guided the development of a survey tool to assess the nature and scale of hesitancy issues. Additionally, vaccine hesitancy questions were piloted in the annual WHO-UNICEF joint reporting form, completed by National Immunization Managers globally. The objective of characterizing the nature and scale of vaccine hesitancy issues is to better inform the development of appropriate strategies and policies to address the concerns expressed, and to sustain confidence in vaccination.The Working Group developed a matrix of the determinants of vaccine hesitancy informed by a systematic review of peer reviewed and grey literature, and by the expertise of the working group. The matrix mapped the key factors influencing the decision to accept, delay or reject some or all vaccines under three categories: contextual, individual and group, and vaccine-specific. These categories framed the menu of survey questions presented in this paper to help diagnose and address vaccine hesitancy.
  15. Based on the concerns about vaccine hesitancy and its impact on vaccine uptake rates and the performance of national immunization programmes, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy [1], carried out a review, and proposed a set of recommendations directed to the public health community, to WHO and its partners, and to the World Health Organization (WHO) member states. The final recommendations issued by SAGE in October 2014 fall into three categories: (1) those focused on the need to increase the understanding of vaccine hesitancy, its determinants and the rapidly changing challenges it entails; (2) those focused on dealing with the structures and organizational capacity to decrease hesitancy and increase acceptance of vaccines at the global, national and local levels; (3) and those focused on the sharing of lessons learnt and effective practices from various countries and settings as well as the development, validation and implementation of new tools to address hesitancy.
  16. This free e-learning in Dutch is an in-depth training for professionals who are involved in the implementation of the National Vaccination Program. It is composed of 7 modules with information on vaccines, their components, the top 12 disease in the country, the side effects and talking with parents. Overall the e-learning course takes about 3 h.
  17. The purpose of this systematic review is to identify, describe and assess the potential effectiveness of strategies to respond to issues of vaccine hesitancy that have been implemented and evaluated across diverse global contexts.
  18. CDC, US: Healthcare providers play an important role in vaccine safety. It is up to healthcare providers to ensure that vaccines are stored, handled, and administered properly to ensure the best possible results. When talking with patients, healthcare providers ensure that patients receive the recommended vaccines. Providers share important information about vaccine benefits and risks, and answer questions about common vaccine safety concerns. Providers must be knowledgeable about precautions and contraindications and be prepared to manage vaccine reactions. Healthcare providers also contribute to what we know about vaccine safety by reporting adverse events. The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) relies on receiving adverse event information from providers. Talking to Patients About Vaccine Safety How to answer common questions about vaccine side effects and other vaccine safety issues. Reporting Adverse Events What adverse events to report, how to submit reports, and why. Resources for Healthcare Providers Vaccine safety training and continuing education, reports, and publications.
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  20. Vaccine refusal has an impact on public health, and the human pappillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is particularly underutilized. Research suggests that it may be difficult to change vaccine-related attitudes, and there is currently no good evidence to recommend any particular intervention strategy. One reason for vaccine hesitancy is lack of trust that vaccine harms are adequately documented and reported, yet few communication strategies have explicitly attempted to improve this trust. This study tested the possibility that data from the vaccine adverse event reporting system (VAERS) can be used to increase trust that vaccine harms are adequately researched and that potential harms are disclosed to the public, and thereby improve perceptions of vaccines. In the study, participants were randomly assigned to one of three communication interventions. All participants read the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) vaccine information statement (VIS) for the HPV vaccine. Two other groups were exposed to additional information about VAERS, either summary data or full detailed reports of serious adverse events from 2013. Results showed that the CDC's VIS alone significantly increased perceptions of vaccine benefits and decreased perceived risks.
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    Making an informed decision

    This page explains the importance of making an informed decision and advices different places to go to gather balanced and science-based information about immunization
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    Evidence-based vaccination

    The Evidence-Based Vaccination section aims to provide a coherent answer to these questions, in order to be able to apply them in daily medical practice, optimizing our resources and considering efficiency criteria.
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    Against misinformation

    The articles in this section analyze and give evidence based answers to the main theories of anti-vaccination movements in order to shatter false myths and urban legends.
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